Oct 29, 2012

It's BAD!!!

Hi, Still have power but the wind is crazy.
Worse yet the barrier islands are breaching! This is horrible news as it means no defense against the Atlantic and the full brunt of the storm.

The bay looks like the ocean and the waves are huge.
 Trees around me, which are very tall are almost bent in half. The storm, as of now is headed right at us here. We will, they say, take a direct hit from this monster.
But God might have other plans.
 Whatever they are, it will be what will be.

Here is the report from CBS in Philly, "PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —
The latest models have Sandy making landfall along the coast of South Jersey on Monday evening between 8 and 10 p.m.

“This storm is HISTORIC,” said CBS 3 meteorologist Katie Fehlinger on her Twitter page. CBS 3 meteorologists say this is the “worst case scenario” as it will make landfall very close to high tide and say the storm pressure is currently stronger than the Long Island Express Hurricane of 1938. Pressure as of 11 a.m. was down to 943mb and the storm was located 205 miles southeast of Atlantic City. Maximum winds were at 90 mph and it is moving north – northwest.
 “It is accelerating and making the turn toward the coast,” said CBS 3 meteorologist Kathy Orr. The National Hurricane Center issued a powerful warning stating,
“Sandy expected to bring life-threatening story surge and coastal hurricane winds plus heavy Appalachian snows.” “This is the worst-case scenario,” said Louis Uccellini, NOAA.
 In New Jersey, the dunes have already been breached in Beach Haven and other shore towns.
 In Ocean City, New Jersey, officials say during this morning’s high tide, the Ocean met the bay.
 Officials say, “We’ve never seen anything like it.”


We have one relative who would not leave the pennisula at all. They live right on the ocean. One block down from the beach. No amount of persuasion would move them. They had until noon today to evacuate then the bridges close and only God knows what will happen now. Prayers for the East Coast please. So many elderly retired folks along the water.

6 comments:

  1. Stay safe, Annie! It's starting to get bad here as well but nothing like you guys have it. You're in my prayers!

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  2. Hi Annie! Was hoping you'd post. It looks really bad and I know it must be for you to be saying so. Hope you don't have any trees fall on your house! Keep posting when you can... It's nice that I can see it on my blog list when you do. Sending prayers your way!

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  3. This all sounds so scary. Prayers for you and keep letting us know how you are for as long as you can. Hopefully you will just fine and we can breathe easy. What about the fish? They won't be washed away or anything will they?

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  4. Stay safe and saying some prayers for you!

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  5. Thanks everyone.
    Trees are down now and powerlines falling.
    Fish are in storage bins and biggest ones moved to raised front pond, but they are on their own now. If it floods significantly they could wash away but we did take some precautions.
    I have had the big ones from little guys and they are 15 years old now.
    Not sure how much longer electricity will stay and this PC is all I have, no laptop or anything.

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  6. Hurricane now 70 miles off Atlantic City which is just by me.
    The surf is throwing 30 ft waves. Its something else.

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